I havent listened to NIN in a while, but I think I should start. After witnessing Trent Reznor become a 2 time Oscar Winner and realizing he is only a Toni away from being an EGOT, I think it would be fun to see his journey from NIN frontman to Oscar Winner in a tux. haha
I don't know, there's just something about NIN. Some bands just have that 'it' that just can't quite be described but it moves you in all the right ways.
I can say all the cliche things like, Oh, his voice or whatever, which wouldn't be lying but Trent doesn't exactly have that silky smooth lead vocal voice that would be attributed to the average hot band lead vocal dude. Same can be said for Marilyn Manson. He does NOT have the conventional singer smoothness either but they both make it work.
And as another note on Marilyn Manson, he's got more dedication to music than most other musicians I have done any kind of research into. He consistently releases a new album every 2 - 3 years, every time I turn around I feel like he's released a new cover or a new single and it's just one of those situations where you can just TELL this guy eats, sleeps and breathes music. He's one of few artists that I will immediately buy a new CD (yes, I still do that) without giving it a previous listen because I have no doubt that what is being released will be quality.
For curiosity sake, the list of musicians I will buy without hesitation include:
Queen (which obviously they aren't going to release anymore albums but Queen is God tier, come at me)
A long time ago Eminem would've been on this list but I've kind of lost track of his work over the past decade or so. I still have mad respect for him but his music has definitely changed over the years. I might have to look up some of his newer stuff now that I think about it.